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Manager, Demand Planning

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Manager, Demand Planning (22031956)



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.



The Demand Planning Manager is a leader in the development of planning strategies and item level forecasts across functional and technical planning. Will develop the Sales and Operations Planning roadmap and execution within Chipotle, bringing together the Supply Chain, Finance, and Marketing teams for alignment. This person will possess tactical analytical skills and be very hands on, become a subject matter expert within the technical forecasting spectrum, and demonstrate the capability to be a people leader that can galvanize senior leadership. Maintains optimal efficiency related to planning and generates reports about programs, plans, and performance. Reviews development proposals to ensure planning aligns with business needs. Is an outward facing partner to the business and strong collaborator with other departments within the organization.



In addition to following Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the consensus forecasting process with partners in Marketing, Planning and Finance resulting in forecast alignment and financial reconciliation
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Consumer Insights, and Finance to understand both core and promotional lift material, and sensitivity analysis within alternative scenario planning
  • Maintain and continually improve statistical forecasting models and methodologies
  • Generate volumes for direct / indirect items, core menu items on a periodic basis
  • Analyze item level history, trends, and indicators to adjust the forward-looking plan
  • Create reporting with detailed analysis for key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Works with Supply Planning, Technology team and any necessary consultants to facilitate and roll out new systems implementations or reporting capabilities
  • This job description is designed to contain a condensed overview of the skills and experience applicable to the successful performance of this role


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced degree required
  • 3-5 years of experience in forecasting role, generating forecasts, statistical analytics, and statistical modeling within a supply chain
  • Experience working within a demand systems environment such as Oracle, SAP or other
  • Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures
  • Experience with Supply Chain Technical Systems implementation preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Responsiveness, sound judgement
  • Experience leading cross functional discussions, ideally through S&OP processes
  • Research Skills, Analytical Skills, Cooperative, Leadership Ability, Detail-Oriented, Problem Solver, Creative
  • Ability to Work Independently and as a team, interpersonal skills, multi-tasking skills, innovative, possible supervisory role, comfortable working under pressure



Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle has over 3,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 list for Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With over 100,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $108,000 to $148,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit


Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.


Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Purchasing and Supply Chain Job Posting Oct. 25, 2022 Job Number 22031956

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